New IWGP Intercontinental Champion Crowned, Why Michael Elgin Wasn't At ROH Tapings, Rolling Stone

- Kenny Omega became the new IWGP Intercontinental Champion at this morning's NJPW New Beginning In Niigata show, defeating Hiroshi Tanahashi. The championship was vacated last month by Shinsuke Nakamura, who is heading to the WWE.

- For those asking, the reason that former Ring of Honor World Champion Michael Elgin wasn't at last weekend's Ring of Honor tapings is because he was on tour with New Japan Pro Wrestling. He'll be teaming with Hiroshi Tanahashi to take on the Briscoes at ROH 14th Anniversary.

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- Speaking of Ring of Honor, the promotion got some big press this week, as they were profiled by Rolling Stone Magazine.


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